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Poster: snori Date: May 10, 2012 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Donovan and Dave Mason

Both hit 66 today - starting to feel old thinking about that. Must have been something in the stars that day.

Traffic was a band I saw a few times, but he was in and out of the band so much I probably didn't see him with them. If RBNW gets to see Joe Cocker he'll probably get Joe's take on Mason's 'Feelin' alright.

Donovan of course was a huge influence on Bob Dylan and the Allman Brothers.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 10, 2012 5:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

I think Dave Mason was one of the more underrated figures of the 60s. His contributions to Traffic's first two seminal records were major. And his first solo lp is on a par with David Crosby's (imo of course). Great songs and playing - a master of the slow guitar. Of all the times I saw Traffic, I saw him with them only once in the Anaheim Convention Center (don't recall the year). God, they were great. I loved them more than the GD for a long time. Then things changed. :)

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 11, 2012 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Donovan deserves more credit that he gets, especially for fans of late 60's music . Though in 65, he was defiantly in Dylan's shadow (who wasn't), he came out west, got hip to the then emerging psychedelic scene , and his album "Sunshine Superman" showed a way to get his own musical personality . This is one of the first psychedelic albums, recorded from late 65-May 66, released in September 66 ( a month after Revolver, on which , he is one of the voices on the song "Yellow Submarine", and I believe Paul McCartney returned him the favor , on "Mellow Yellow "). He was at the head of the pack . He makes reference to the Jefferson Airplane, in "Fat Angel", and this is the pre Grace/Surrealistic Pillow band !
And as most know his "There is a Mountain" , is quoted by both the Dead, and The Allmans . By the early 70's he was viewed as some sort of effete , old hippie , which was unfair, but the unfortunate view of many . "Atlantis" may have had something to do with this .

Dave Mason is one of my many blind spots . I LOVE Traffic, but was never as keen on his songs , and thus I never explored his solo works .

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Poster: capsgd Date: May 10, 2012 5:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Snori-"hey doc when should I take these sleeping pills?"
Doc- "Every time you wake up."


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Poster: capsgd Date: May 10, 2012 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

snori...it seems more accurate to say Dylan was a huge influence on Donovan.
I think in 65 Dylan thought of Donovan as a 1/2 assed
wanabe. (I personally like Donovan's 65'-69'music )
and as to the Allman Bros.-I thought they got the "Mountain Jam" from the brief reference to the Donovan song from the GDs "Anthem of the Sun" LP (it was the GD- who had a huge influence on the A.B.'s.)...
also "first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is."
I believe is from an ancient Zen poem/koan


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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 10, 2012 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

"first there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is."

Actually that's a description of Seattle weather. Every now and then ya see Mt. Rainier big as life, and then.....poof.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: May 10, 2012 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

And al this time I thought it was a Joe Cocked tune.....

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: May 10, 2012 5:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

From Leon Russell to the Beatles - Joe was pretty much a cover type of guy. I think his idol was Ray Charles.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 10, 2012 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

" Donovan of course was a huge influence on Bob Dylan "

how and when? Same with the ABB. Just because they turned first their is a mountain and jammed it into what became the legendary Mountain Jam, where else and how does that make him a Huge influence on them?

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Poster: snori Date: May 10, 2012 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

A poor attempt at humour, I'm afraid.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 10, 2012 6:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

I second the vote that Janis Joplin was the best drummer that Led Zeppelin ever had.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 10, 2012 7:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

http://mayosmeerkatmanor.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/what.jpg

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 10, 2012 7:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Im just saying, of all the sax players that CREAM kept in
constant rotation, Sammy Davis Jr. was the best by far. I
mean that cat could really blow. Dig it?

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 11, 2012 5:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

my personal favorite...

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31j52N0G5qL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 7:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!
Right on man, right on...

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 11, 2012 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Of course no one has seen Zoot since the breakup of the Electric Mayhem and his subsequent arrested in Japan for possessing a suitcase filled with thirty-seven pounds of hash.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

And yet Animal and Dr. Teeth still run a meth lab on Sesame Street somewhere. Where is the justice?

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 11, 2012 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Who the hell is that? Big Bird and that constant terror, Elmo? Their code names? Is it me or do you think Big Bird smokes some Mary Jane? He's always in his nest. Sleeps a lot. Always hungry?

This my friend is cruel and usual punishment.

http://tinyurl.com/6xg986q

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: May 11, 2012 11:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Real Big Bird

"Is it me or do you think Big Bird smokes some Mary Jane?"

Funny you ask.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvZ4f_Pnk7M

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: May 11, 2012 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Big Bird

My kids ran into the room I was laughing so loud. Can we see! Can we see! Ah, no.

Big Bird packing. Interesting and at time useful implements on the bar.(?) And then Elmo. Kremit was relaxed.
I think Big Bird would be fun to get high with. Maybe Grover.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Big Bird

And Cookie monster with the munchies...
That could get ugly

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 11:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Real Big Bird

hahaha. Brought to you by the numbers 4 and 20.
Thats good stuff

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Aloysius Snuffleupagus deals weed to Big Bird and coke
to Oscar the Grouch I will have you know...
(and btw~ Big Bird and Oscar are played by the same
guy in real life: Caroll Spinney).

Now if I could only find Beaker and Dr. Honeydew for
some MDMA.

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-05-11 18:39:06

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 11, 2012 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

http://bigbaddie.com/wp-content/uploads/statler_waldorf_hahaha.jpg

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 5:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

I think we know the pitcher and catcher there.
Though they are both throaty old men...
The Q: Is Waldorf a 'bear' that turned Ben Her, then maybe
Ben Gay, then metro, then catty, then just........old, then just accepted him/herself for life?

What do they call that? Trans-geritol?

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 11, 2012 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Au contraire mon frere, Dr. Teeth is now supporting himself by teaching piano. Sadly Animal had to be "put down" when the reformed band, minus Zoot, auditioned for Star Search and Animal attacked Ed McMahon.

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Poster: craven714 Date: May 11, 2012 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

I did not catch that 'Behind the Music' episode.
Wiki says Dr. Teeth is a registered sex offender as of 1996. I feel bad for those kids...and their 'tickled ivories'.

I would love to hear Animal attacking Ed:
"HAYYYOOOO!!(animal lingo scream)" munch-munch "You are correctly mauled sir!hahahahahaha".

At least a rabid animal and that meth are off the streets...


edit~ sorry for the unabashed hijack there snori. At least
no one will find us here :)

This post was modified by craven714 on 2012-05-11 21:39:08

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Poster: snori Date: May 12, 2012 12:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

No problem. What started out as a lame attempt as humour grew legs and wings and turned into a comedy gem.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 10, 2012 4:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

oh. Sorry I thought you actually thought that. I feel so much better now. Not that I hate Donovan, I like him in a greatest hits only sort of way.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: May 11, 2012 7:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Donovan and Dave Mason

Shows you what a little irony will get you...